Gijs is a senior tax justice policy advisor at ActionAid in Amsterdam. Gijs completed his MSc Organization Studies at Tilburg University. Since 2007 Gijs has held several research and policy positions at environmental and development NGO’s. In 2012 Gijs joined ActionAid, ever since he has been working with African ActionAid offices to uncover the effects of corporate tax avoidance on developing countries and the facilitating role of the Netherlands. Gijs is works closely with the tax Justice Network to pursue policy changes in the Netherland and Europe to ensure that multinationals fairly contribute to the societies in which they are operating.